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  1. Thread: Recommended clean install for this situation by Porthos
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 9 Views 2,350

    You could set it up in Audit mode and install...

    You could set it up in Audit mode and install drivers and software and set it up for OOBE mode and tell it to shut down. Then there are no driver issues etc.

    When I offered my opinion before I...
  2. Thread: Iobit vs Iolo and another AV question by Porthos
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 18 Views 2,945

    Anything that contains any type of system...

    Anything that contains any type of system optimizer/cleaner should be AVOIDED like the plauge.
  3. Thread: Recommended clean install for this situation by Porthos
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 9 Views 2,350

    Personally would never do that. Too many things...

    Personally would never do that. Too many things can go wrong after that and you will get the blame.
  4. Thread: Why is the output of my router so slow? by Porthos
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 14 Views 3,830

    I use spectrum here in San Antonio. When I first...

    I use spectrum here in San Antonio. When I first went to the 200 speed my router at the time could not keep up with 200 speed. I bought a new router and I get 200 WIRED now. Wireless is a different...
  5. Replies 18 Views 2,160

    sportsfan1489 If you do a refresh, You will ...

    sportsfan1489

    If you do a refresh, You will have to reinstall the programs.

    Macrium keeps you from having to do that.


    Not a bad practice, You can never have too many backups. But most...
  6. Thread: A new Win 7 to Win 10 upgrade - Broken Defender problem by Porthos
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 34 Views 2,215

    rfdes Make sure this setting is set to never...

    rfdes


    Make sure this setting is set to never register. And restart the computer.
    227751
  7. Thread: Problem with update KB4483452 by Porthos
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 10 Views 897

    Solved Most likely a Belarc flaw.

    Most likely a Belarc flaw.
  8. Replies 81 Views 77,192

    Installation & Upgrade @Snugglebugs...

    @Snugglebugs

    Are ONLY valid to for the machine they are stuck on and no other. They are NOT transferable. Sorry
  9. Thread: Win10 Pro machine decided to install Home instead... by Porthos
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 6 Views 7,797

    When you installed Windows automatically picked...

    When you installed Windows automatically picked up your BIOS embedded key for home.
  10. Thread: what is the best backup solution? by Porthos
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 4 Views 388

    That is usually an issue. consumer internet...

    That is usually an issue. consumer internet usually has lower upload speed than download. Unless you are on fiber.
    Time to spend some $$$ and get a NAS.
  11. Thread: Windows 10 Pro Refurbisher Install by Porthos
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 33 Views 1,894

    Unless you are a small shop owner wanting to play...

    Unless you are a small shop owner wanting to play by the MS "rules" you would not generally know or care about the refurbisher program. Heck, most shops who know don't care and don't bother to refurb...
  12. Thread: Windows 10 Pro Refurbisher Install by Porthos
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 33 Views 1,894

    Yes they are OEM keys and thus non-transferable

    Yes they are OEM keys and thus non-transferable
  13. Thread: Windows 10 Pro Refurbisher Install by Porthos
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 33 Views 1,894

    They have a COA it is just like the others but...

    They have a COA it is just like the others but has NO key. The paperwork(with the key) shown in my images needs to be provided to activate. Those are citizenship licensce keys. These keys are...
  14. Thread: Windows 10 Pro Refurbisher Install by Porthos
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 33 Views 1,894

    So are mine because I get them from sellers who...

    So are mine because I get them from sellers who get them from Microsoft Authorized refurbishers. (MAR's)
  15. Thread: Windows 10 Pro Refurbisher Install by Porthos
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 33 Views 1,894

    Those are from a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher...

    Those are from a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher (MAR) NOT a Microsoft REGISTERED Refurbisher. (MRR) like the sticker the OP has.
  16. Thread: Windows 10 Pro Refurbisher Install by Porthos
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 33 Views 1,894

    MRR is for the little repair shops that wish to...

    MRR is for the little repair shops that wish to resell computers "leagally" like my self. I dont have a "shop" any more but I always buy refurbs from Newegg or others that are supplied by MAR's
  17. Thread: Windows 10 Pro Refurbisher Install by Porthos
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 33 Views 1,894

    MAR and MRR are two different programs.

    MAR and MRR are two different programs.
  18. Thread: Windows 10 Pro Refurbisher Install by Porthos
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 33 Views 1,894

    They are supposed to go to thier portal and...

    They are supposed to go to thier portal and produce the keys and receive them to print out. You do not have that so you are going to be stuck reinstalling Home from scratch and let it activate with...
  19. Thread: Windows 10 Pro Refurbisher Install by Porthos
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 33 Views 1,894

    You will most likely have to install 10 home and...

    You will most likely have to install 10 home and let Home activate from the bios key.
  20. Thread: Windows 10 Pro Refurbisher Install by Porthos
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 33 Views 1,894

    Should of came with a printed copy of the key...

    Should of came with a printed copy of the key provided by the Refurbisher. If you did not receive that paperwork than you are out of luck. You might give MS a ring and plead your case. @Superfly...
  21. Replies 41 Views 3,681

    That is why I do not use or suggest these type of...

    That is why I do not use or suggest these type of programs. Win 10 changes so quickly and for some there are enough issues don't need to compound them with shell addons.
    The standard 10 menu works...
  22. Thread: Is Windows 10 still free to upgrade from Win 8.1? by Porthos
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 9 Views 565

    Solved Get a SSD if at all possible. You will enjoy the...

    Get a SSD if at all possible. You will enjoy the difference in speed.
  23. Thread: Dell laptop with i3 and 1511 - OS Upgradeable? by Porthos
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 8 Views 320

    There is a chance since 1511 reached end of...

    There is a chance since 1511 reached end of service October 10, 2017 that only a manual download and install will work.
  24. Thread: Can I Use Win 10 License on PC and Laptop? by Porthos
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 14 Views 1,067

    That answer is very deceptive. ^^ It is a FLAT...

    That answer is very deceptive. ^^

    It is a FLAT NO. You can not use the same key on more than ONE active device.
  25. Replies 7 Views 709

    Can't assist you with that. I always just create...

    Can't assist you with that. I always just create a new VM and install the OS and configure it.
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